The remaining producers in the oilsands industry are expected to benefit from the relatively close proximity of their projects.
September 14, 2018, 10:56 AM MDT
MEG Energy Inc.’s Christina Lake oilsands project isn’t just running at record high rates of bitumen production. It’s also running at record low rates of non-saline water use.
September 6, 2018, 7:54 AM MDT
Imperial Oil Limited says it will reduce the GHG emissions intensity of its oilsands operations by 10 per cent over the next five years.
August 29, 2018, 3:37 AM MDT
An Alberta company has been granted a Canadian patent related to its bitumen upgrading process that would cost less money and use less energy than conventional coking and hydrocracking processes.
August 22, 2018, 10:35 AM MDT
Husky Energy Inc.’s work to increase production at the Sunrise SAGD project is getting a boost following successful testing of an adjusted approach to steam generation.
August 22, 2018, 10:52 AM MDT
Suncor Energy Inc. has been granted a five-year extension to its test of radio frequency heating for in situ oilsands production.
August 22, 2018, 10:58 AM MDT
MEG Energy Corp. is seeking a buyer to commercialize its HI-Q partial upgrading technology so that it can focus spending on its Christina Lake SAGD project.
August 3, 2018, 3:16 AM MDT
MEG Energy Corp. may have contracted capacity on pipelines to the U.S. Gulf Coast, but it’s having trouble using it due to a full Enbridge Inc. Mainline out of Canada.
August 2, 2018, 10:31 AM MDT
Athabasca Oil Corporation increased its 2018 capital budget by $45 million to reflect continued activity in the Montney at Placid through the second half of 2018.
August 2, 2018, 7:03 AM MDT
Four years ago, Cenovus Energy Inc. was in the early stages of building the oilsands industry’s first large-scale deployment of solvents with steam.
August 1, 2018, 6 AM MDT
Imperial Oil Limited says that it has deployed the largest autonomous hauler in the world at the Kearl oilsands mine.
July 30, 2018, 10:50 AM MDT
Canadian Natural Resources Limited has applied for a pilot testing what it calls solvent-enhanced SAGD (SE-SAGD) at its Kirby South project.
July 25, 2018, 9:23 AM MDT
The new owner of bankrupt Twin Butte Energy Ltd. is cancelling a pilot test the company planned using electrical heating for in situ oilsands extraction.
July 24, 2018, 6 AM MDT
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has granted Imperial Oil Limited an 18-month extension to the confidentiality period for a pilot test of its cyclic solvent process (CSP).
July 23, 2018, 11:22 AM MDT
Husky Energy Inc. has received approval to extend a pilot testing increased power of once-through steam generators (OTSGs) at its Sunrise SAGD project.
July 20, 2018, 12 AM MDT
Just one month after receiving regulatory approval for the Rigel SAGD project, the property will “immediately” become a field test site for radio frequency heating technology.
July 17, 2018, 8:13 AM MDT
With major oilsands producers curtailing production in the first quarter of 2018 because export pipelines were full, Alberta’s market access problem took on a new urgency.
July 9, 2018, 6 AM MDT
A review of proposed and existing bitumen upgrading technologies identified 10 that fit the definition of partial upgrading, although some would have to be combined with other processes.
July 9, 2018, 6 AM MDT
BlackPearl Resources Inc. has filed an application to add a third well pair to its long-running BlackRod SAGD pilot in an effort to test adjusted technology approaches.
July 9, 2018, 12:54 PM MDT
Suncor Energy Inc. has requested a five-year extension of a pilot testing radio frequency heating for in situ oilsands production.
July 5, 2018, 6 AM MDT
Acceleware Ltd. has created a six-member Acceleware Advisory Board (AAB) that will support the commercialization of its Radio Frequency (RF) enhanced oil recovery technology and that has already started working with the company’s executive team.
June 12, 2018, 9:16 AM MDT
When leaders of a group of oilsands producers stood with environmental organizations, sharing a stage with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley as she announced an extraordinary provincial climate accord in November 2015, few were aware of the marathon of negotiations and depth of conciliation that had led up to that unprecedented moment.
June 6, 2018, 6 AM MDT
June 6, 2018, 6 AM MDT
Even Joy Romero sounds a bit surprised about how much of what are being called “fourth industrial revolution” technologies are being deployed by the company she works for, which is one of North America’s largest oil and gas producers.
June 6, 2018, 10:33 AM MDT
In the first quarter of this year, many Canadian heavy crude producers paid a premium to ship by rail. Others had to shut in production.
June 4, 2018, 10:56 AM MDT